Dennis Hampson


Following a 24 year broadcasting technical career in Television with the Canadian CBC National Television network based in Toronto, Canada as well as work with ABC and CBS Television networks in Hollywood California, he was invited to legitimize, organize and manage the leadership of the Canadian disc jockey industry in the mid-1970’s.

He immediately nationalized Canada’s only DJ association and was an instrumental force in the successful creation of a Canadian DJ music license that allowed DJs to copy music under license of the Canadian music industry and the Federal Copyright Act. He then became the Licensing Director then National President and Executive Director of the Canadian Disc Jockey Association (CDJA) from 1987 to 1998. Dennis is recognized as somewhat of an expert on this license and music copyright as it relates to the DJ industry. Canada is the only country in the world where the mobile DJ is now licensed and considered part of the music industry. As a result Dennis became an industry consultant to many manufacturers and suppliers on DJ associations and music copyright licensing in the United States as well as a number of regional U.S. based DJ associations.

In 1991 Dennis co-authored the number one selling book on disc jockey services in both Canada and the U.S.A. Spinnin’2000, The Ultimate Guide to Fun and Profit as a Mobile Disc Jockey with Robert Lindquist. This book has continued to be a popular to this day. Dennis is also the co-founder of the Independent National Training & Certification Council (INTACC) and one of Canada’s leading DJ trainers and mobile DJ training facilitators, co-authoring the DJ text book used in a number of Ontario colleges that currently have a DJ training course.

Dennis has also team managed a number of DJ and music trade shows. Currently Dennis is the Past President, Chairman and Executive Director of Canada’s largest professional DJ association, The Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association Inc. (CPDJA)

He is the publisher of the association’s new Bride & Groom newsletter and has authored many articles for wedding magazines, delivered seminars for brides and grooms and consulted to various sales and catering staff in handling weddings. Today he consults to hospitality and bridal associations. In addition Dennis is the CPDJA’s Ombudsman and assists brides & grooms with any problems they experienced with DJs at weddings and other functions.